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I drove a non-S F56 with manual transmission the other day and was positively shocked at how seamless the rev-matching function was upon downshifts. Each downshift was achieved perfectly. This was the first time I had driven a vehicle with automatic rev-matching.

To disable it, apparently you have to fully disable the stability control.

I'm not sure if I liked losing that control to the superior algorithms. :|

What do you all think of the rev-match?
 

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Interesting, I should stop being lazy and stop by my local dealer to try one out, thats if they would let me. Thanks for your great feedback
 

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Rev match is fantastic, not only does it flatter you on your sporting downshifts, but it also makes gear changes incredibly smooth (and it saves your clutch in the process). It is so good that you don't notice it. I don't think that it works going into 1st though.

Yes if you disable DSC the rev matching doesn't work, I haven't tried with DTC.


I tried matching revs manually earlier without DSC on, and I wasn't as good as the car.
 

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But I had a good moment earlier - I approached a roundabout at 40mph with the window down, down changed into 2nd gear, the car blipped perfectly and I got a series of lovely pops from the exhaust.
 

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Does the rev matching mean that you can effectively let the clutch out as quickly as you can on downshifts? No feeding the clutch out to avoid a jerky downshift? I enjoy driving as smoothly and quickly as possible so this feature interests me a lot. Didn't really get a spirited test drive so barely noticed the rev matching.
 

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Yes it does - it feels unnatural doing it though because you think it is going to jerk and it doesn't. Every now and again if you do it too quickly you might get a slight one.
 

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The only problem with rev matching is if you are use to using the engine to do your braking it takes the car a while to lift off the power. So you then have to get hard on the brakes before you go into the car in front lol.
 

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I don't like it exactly because of this reason.

The only problem with rev matching is if you are use to using the engine to do your braking it takes the car a while to lift off the power. So you then have to get hard on the brakes before you go into the car in front lol.
 

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Just confirm, is this feature standard on a normal petrol cooper? I haven't noticed it if it is but Mrs Pintie has only let me drive it twice!
 

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Yes it's standard on my cooper. I surprised myself because I dropped down from 4th to 2nd and it revved quite significantly. Amazing. It truly is a fab car and once matched the engine breaking then kicks in so loss of engine breaking only momentary or so it seems. I love it.
 

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It's a cool feature, it surprised me when I first test drove a Cooper S.

For normal-ish driving I'll let it do it's thing, but for proper B-road blasts, it'll be Sport Mode on / Stability off.. I've got my heel & toe and rev matching pretty well sorted now so it'd be a shame to let all the practise go to waste :laugh:
 

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Yes can't wait to get mine run in and open it up; need to get some longer journeys in but struggling with time at the mo; just want to play with my car!!!!!
 

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I think that another way of not using the rev-match function is if you do not push the clutch all the way to the floorboard. I had a few times that the function didn't work going into second gear. I thought maybe something was wrong with it. I tried again but made sure the clutch was on the floorboard and it worked fine. I don't mean pushing the clutch half way down, I mean when you think it is fully depressed but still have an inch or so to go. (my short legs cause this). This is when it doesn't seem to engage.
 

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Not noticed that . I thought h t it seems to kick in as you move the gear through the selector gate rather than any thing the clutch is doing. That way it knows how many revs to add ie 6 to 4 needs more than 6 to 5.
 
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